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What is an Apostille?

An “apostille” is the term used to describe the process of having a document certified so it will be accepted in a foreign jurisdiction. After a document has been apostilled, it will be recognized in every country that has signed the Hague Apostille Convention. However, Canada is not a signatory to the Hague Apostille Convention, and therefore it is not possible to obtain a Canadian apostille.

The Canadian equivalent to the international apostille process is called document authentication and legalization. If you have been told that you need to obtain a Canadian apostille, what you will actually be doing is authenticating and legalizing your document.

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SAVE WEEKS OF PROCESSING TIME

By presenting your documents to Global Affairs and the relevant embassy or consulate in person, we save you many weeks of processing time.

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GET THE INFORMATION YOU'RE LOOKING FOR

Our friendly staff will take the time to answer all your questions, and our expertise will ensure you avoid the common mistakes and pitfalls that cause delays of weeks and months.

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RELAX IN EXPERT HANDS

The security of your documents is our #1 priority. Relax while we regularly update you as your documents are rapidly processed.

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A Three Step Process

In Canada, getting your documents “apostilled” is typically a three step process:

Step 1 involves preparing your documents, which may include having the document notarized by a Canadian Notary Public, having a certified true copy made, or having the documents translated if they are not in English or French.

Step 2 involves having your documents authenticated by Global Affairs Canada or an authorized provincial body.

Step 3 involves having your document legalized at the appropriate embassy or consulate.

How Can We Help You?

We specialize in navigating the Canadian apostille process (document authentication and legalization) with speed and accuracy, working both for corporate clients and individuals with documents that require an apostille.

Getting started is easy – phone us toll-free at 1-888-433-1011 or fill out our quick GET STARTED form. We will explain the Canadian apostille process to you, answer any questions you have, and then assist you in preparing your documents. You send your documents to our Ottawa office, and we handle all aspects of processing for you, rapidly returning your processed documents, while keeping you regularly updated on progress.

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Getting started is easy! Phone us toll free at 1-888-433-1011 or submit this quick form.

Documents

We apostille a huge variety of documents for our clients. The following list captures many of them, but is certainly not complete. Contact our friendly staff to discuss the apostille of your specific documents.

  • Adoption Papers
  • Birth certificate
  • Certificate of Free Sale
  • Certificate of Pharmaceutical Product
  • Certificate of Residency
  • Certificate of Origin
  • College Diploma
  • Criminal Record Check
  • Death Certificate
  • Divorce Certificate
  • GMP Certificate
  • High School Diploma
  • International Trade Certificate
  • ISO Certificate
  • Marriage Certificate
  • Medical Certificate
  • Medical Device License
  • Power of Attorney
  • Professional Certification
  • Regulatory Documents
  • Single Status Declaration
  • Teaching Certificate
  • Transcript – High School, College, University

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When you contact us one of the first things we’ll do is provide you a detailed quote, so you understand exactly what is involved and how much it costs.

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We have built our business on one simple but powerful principle – provide our clients an experienced team that is dedicated to exceptional customer service. Our team will move mountains to ensure your documents are apostilled quickly and accurately.

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